The Rustic Home explores the mythical and romantic West through the architecture and artistry of its residents. This unique new book reveals how rugged old cabins, settler shelters, and mountain shacks have influenced and shaped modern Western architecture. Today, homes of the West reflect the passion, aesthetic, and history of the places that made the West the ultimate destination it is today: Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Teton mountains, and the Redwood forests. Kylloe's luxurious photography reveals how the West's rugged environment has influenced modern architecture with romance, lore, passion, and history. Take a visual vacation into the heart of the West to explore how homes are incorporating that romance today! The Rustic Home features homes that: Utilize on-site natural resources such as stones and recycled/reclaimed timbers Are designed to blend in with the immediate environment Are constructed to appear timeless; as though they have always been there Incorporate the most advanced technology used in homes today Are able to withstand enormous snowloads and possible earthquakes Are warm and inviting and beg to be lived in!
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Gibbs M. Smith Inc
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Author Biography - Ralph Kylloe
The American West abounds with romance. It is a mythical place filled with lore and passion and history. It is a place of dreams. As the region welcomed humanity we developed shelters that both suited our needs and our technological abilities. Replete with the rugged, weather torn cabins of settlers from ages long ago such homes dot the countryside and are there for the visual enjoyment for all those wishing to feel the meaning of the West. Today the same small log cabins from years past have spoken deeply to us and are influencing our approach to the modern homes of today. The function of this book is to explore the romance of ever evolving Western architecture. With its many nuances the modern homes of the West have enculturated the passions of the region and have incorporated both the aesthetics and the history of the region. The homes in this book are examples of how the rugged environment of the west has influenced modern architecture